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Cliff

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  • Birthday 01/01/1955

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  1. Cliff

    Butcher block material?

    and ( get this) The brought it back. It's ok now to use wood . I won't accept a dish in a restaurant that is prepared on wood or served on it for reasons other than hygiene. But apparently the new vogue is to prefer wood over plastic
  2. check it out this gizmo is cool https://www.quadsaw.com/
  3. Cliff

    California King Bed

    a CA bed is just a little longer for taller people. Now a Water Bed has some serious weight.
  4. Cliff

    Air dried VS kiln dried wood?

    Air dried is favored by people who work thin sections and require strength like chair makers and instrument builders and those who steam bend.
  5. Cliff

    "Like" Stinks; it kills conversation

    twitter is getting rid of it
  6. Twitter has figured it out. the Like function is a mistake. Here in this forum I saw it happening on steroids how the like function did more harm than good. It kills conversation. See something you like hit that button and move on. No need to interact with your fellow patriot. The like function is a conversation killer. It brings nothing else to the party.
  7. Cliff

    Glue crack

    Can't have it on the surface. It's gotta be inside the crack then the air drives it deeper
  8. Cliff

    Glue crack

    Hope he has unwaxed floss. I use an air gun to drive glue in.
  9. Cliff

    Router technique??

    looks like a job for a vacuum chuck on the lathe
  10. Cliff

    Unusual joint

    Dunno bout the type of wood But I do know that these don't come apart easily even if the glue fails and they get sloppy. They still don't want to come apart. Sort of like that 40 & 50 year old Polish and Czechoslovakia furniture with M&T joinery but they considerately drove a nail through it and then hid the nail. And when you go to force it to re-glue the joint SURPRISE~!!! you gotta make new parts.
  11. Cliff

    almost a finger

    Good thing ya got ten of 'em eh?
  12. Cliff

    Interval measurements

    what ever method you use. Debug it by laying out with pointy dividers. The divider will let you dial out any error that would be unavoidable when using a marker of any sort
  13. Cliff

    Unusual joint

    not difficult at all but please DO NOT bring the piece to me for repairs some 20 years later when the glue fails. You wouldn't want to take have to that joint apart. There is no non destructive way to do it.
  14. I made these a while back for my wood lathe DC holder and they were flawed. Now with aa new DC rig I have these knuckles left over and it seemed they'd make a great positional clamping rig for welding when I have to hold things at goof ball angles Here I am fixing the flaw in them the metal closest to the bolts tended to dish out and weaking clamp force. So I'm fixing that flattening the faces and squaring the components https://photos.smugmug.com/Rockwell-14-x-40-lathe/i-BSs2tf7/0/3f590cb8/1920/truing one up-1920.mp4 https://photos.smugmug.com/Rockwell-14-x-40-lathe/i-BSs2tf7/0/3f590cb8/1920/truing one up-1920.mp4 https://photos.smugmug.com/Rockwell-14-x-40-lathe/i-DmXqf4z/0/df2da010/1920/taking a pass-1920.mp4
  15. Cliff

    new DC rig for lathe

    I bet it could be, but the profit would be pretty low given as how it's all manual machining. Prolly best to source it out of Taiwan or India or Vietnam. I got a guy in Malaysia I could speak to but ya know there's no way I'd be willing to pay for a container of them in the hope that I could sell 'em. I know a guy who did that. He was a mechanic, owned a garage and bought half a million dollars worth of stuff he invented like that. He even hired a sales guy to promote it but that was over 15 years ago and he's still got that container full of stuff.

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